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Old 04-30-2008, 02:41 PM   #15
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Water heater drain.I installed a water spigot that way you just open spigot to drain.That is you have room,or a brass petcock for drain.Use teflon tape on threads.
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Here's what I think about the plastic plug....it won't destroy the threads if it breaks or crossthreads. I'm careful and use teflon tape on the brass plug.
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Old 05-06-2008, 03:14 PM   #17
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Sorry about the plug breaking off Bob, I'm sure you've gotten it out by now. As far as replacing the plug, I would suggest you check out replacing the plastic plug with an Anode Rod instead. It protects your water heater from corrosion by attracting the various corrosive elements in the water to the rod rather than the interior of your water heater. The Atwood rod is made out of magnesium and the Suburban Anode rod is made out of aluminum, so you need to know which heater your rig has. We've used them in our previous coaches and the seem to work as promised. I just installed a new one in my rig that has a drain valve in the plug for draining the tank as well.



Protect your water heater from corrosion. Anode Rods attract corrosive elements in water, so they attack the anode rod rather than the interior of your water heater's tank. Simply remove the plastic drain plug and insert the anode rod. Atwood Anode Rod is made of magnesium; Suburban Anode Rod is made of aluminum. When replacement is necessary, unscrew the old one and insert the new one. Anode Rods are easily replaced and should be checked every three months.
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Old 05-06-2008, 05:51 PM   #18
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Thanks AkTrek. I appreciate the information. It is an Atwood unit and so far, I have not removed it but have an appointment on Thursday with my local RV tech who will do it for a very minimal cost. He has some work to do on my Dometic fridge anyway.

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Our pre-owned water heater came to us with a galvanized plug pre-attached. It will leave us in the same condition because it is stuck in place. I drain and rinse via the temp- pressure hole. Real pain, install a plastic plug if you can!!! HarveyP
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We got it done today using a heated tool much like a large screw driver. After heating it up real good, it was placed in the drain and after several minutes, the remains of the old plug was easily removed. Much like Jerry Forwood's post the other day....thanks!

Lesson learned: There are more than one way to do it; don't overtight the nylon or plastic plug and keep a spare or two on hand.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by CoastieSCPO:
Lesson learned: There are more than one way to do it; don't overtight the nylon or plastic plug and keep a spare or two on hand. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I find it's only necessary to give a couple wraps of Teflon tape on the plastic plug and tighten only as tight as your fingers can turn it. Or at most a half turn after it's as tight as you can turn it by hand.
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